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Root Canal

At Nipawin Dental Centre, our dentists perform root canals to save a damaged tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.

What is a Root Canal

A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become damaged by injury or infected by decay. This procedure saves the tooth and can help restore it to natural function. 

For the first step, your dentist numbs the area, and then creates an opening in the tooth to access the root's interior. 

Your dentist will then remove the infected tissue and diseased material (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues), and flush and clean the area.

Next, the root is filled with special sealing material and the opening is filled and sealed. 

The tooth has now been saved and restored to its natural function.

Signs that you need a Root Canal

If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team will be able to diagnose the issue and determine the appropriate treatment.

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold

  • Severe toothache pain

  • Swelling and/or tenderness

 

 

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